Lesson Plan


Imprinting! What Could Possibly Go Wrong?Explore the possibilities in this 5th grade multi-approach lesson plan.[Writing/Art/Science/Performing Arts]Students imagine what would happen if an animal imprinted on the wrong species


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Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5


animal imprinting performing arts



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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2014-08-07.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 1
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This lesson is best classified as a creative writing assignment, as the science instruction is rather weak. While there is a nod to the science of imprinting, the content is partially incorrect (imprinting is not only to “prevent animals from wandering off” from their parents).  Science aside, there is a nicely described play-writing process, with an opportunity for students to create their own stick puppets, write scripts, and peer-evaluated each other’s performances.   However, the entire project may be best suited for students a bit younger than the intended audience of 5th grade.

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